It’s official, women are on their way to taking over – become the “man” in relationships, work, and the home environment.
This year, for the first time, women began scoring higher than their male counterparts in IQ tests. This result has merely been seen as one of the final in a long line marching towards women over taking traditional gender roles.
Liza Mundy, in her article for The Daily Mail, states outwardly that in the UK, the population is experiencing a great shift in traditional gender roles and the power play between them.
In her book, The Richer Sex, Mundy describes the same trend in the USA and its public view as a “rewiring of society.” Now, with the latest figures surrounding female employment trends and more, this same rewiring seems to have made it’s way into the United Kingdom.
And while feminists may rejoice, the possible repercussions are staggering. Mundy writes “The advent of female breadwinning is seen by some as a crime against nature. But it’s here to stay and will alter the way men and women date, mate, marry, plan, cook, clean, entertain, talk, retire, have sex, raise children and feel happy (or fail to do so).” She goes on to say, “This reversal of power will change our most intimate conversations and the face of public life. Within a generation, Britain will not hear any more concerns about too few women being on the boards of public companies. There may even be quotas for men. “
Some other statics to come out ok the UK: women receive 58 per cent of undergraduate degrees. Half of trainee barristers and 56 per cent of medical students are women, compared with 25 per cent in the Sixties. The average woman marries at 30, as against 23 in 1980.
Do you think this change will catch on in Australia? Or is the shift already underway?